Zebra crossing – to cross the road. A bridge to cross the river. The flyover to cross a crowded area. Cross the ocean, cross the sea, cross the lake, cross the stream; hire a boat and you can cross these water bodies. This crossing activity is for overcoming the obstacles, leading us to our destination.
Second thoughts… Other than these geographical obstacles, we have our personal obstacles… our fears. Sometimes conscious, sometimes sub-conscious; we always have them.
We have our “can’t do it” items. Adventure games, bungee jumping, sky diving, para gliding, hiking in the woods, looking down the heights, pursuing hobby in busy schedule… We feel a churn in the stomach listening to these. Somewhere in the corner of our heart, we wish to do all of it. But… this “but” stops us from doing it. What to do, to remove this “but”?
Start working on one fear at a time. Start with lowest intensity, e.g. Simple adventure games, looking down 10 storey building, devoting 10 min in a week for your hobby… Sounds doable? Yes? Just the thought, of doing it makes us feel happy. Pat your back, for beginning the transition to cross over your fears!
The happy feeling, after doing something, we could not achieve for years, itself will be your motivation to keep going. Congratulations! You have started your journey, to overcome your fears… Let’s cross over…!!!